Hi there! how are you? hope the rituximab doing it's tricks for you?
Re the colonoscopy - yep had one and it was fine, at least it had no impact at all on the transvere myelitis. It was a bit uncomfortable but you can take sedation and analgesia, which I didn't, which was a bit mad in retropect.
Do wish you well, let us know you get on
love cathy x
HI Lazylegs i have had them done a couple of times they give you a sedative but the second last one i had done i told her that the medication that they had given me had not emptyed my colon but she said that iwould be allright.But when she started i was allmost of the table i told her to stop.I was so angry at her i could have slapped her.But when i went back to get it done it was the doctor that has allways done mine was great but what i did was take my own medication before i went in and i was fine.When you come out you will be able to blow yourself home:lol: :rotfl: Good Luck Elisabeth
The Gastroenterologist called this morning to go over any concerns I had for tomorrow's procedure. He doesn't anticipate any problems. I am not sure how much he has dealt with Lupus or Transverse Myelitis but he is aware of the situation and how it affects me.
I will be given a sedative for the procedure. The doctor claims most people fall asleep. Hopefully I am one of them. If not I will ask to be able to watch the monitor. My daugher's fiance recently watched his and found it very interesting.
The Rituxan is keeping things pretty steady. The only flare-up was my fault for overdoing.
Wow, never had this kind of treatment before. The colonoscopy was done in the brand new surgical center. The waiting room was filled with cozy couches and oversized stuffed chairs. Pretty silk floral arrangements and plants were set about the room. There were 2 flat screen hd tvs and a cozy fireplace. My husband didn't wait in the car this time. He happily stayed in the waiting room with his laptop.
Behind the scene was decorated more like the doctors office than a surgery center. Naturally they had all the latest equipment since it is only 2 months old. The nurses all treated me like I was the most important person in the world. Their nurses are always great but yesterday they were a step above. I never felt a thing. The doctor played on the side of caution and used only a small amount of air. He personally came to see me to let me know the results. I am clean as a whistle.
This morning one of my nurses called to check to see how I was doing and if the post op paperwork had been clear enough. I hadn't even looked at it. Inside the packet was a card signed by the doctor and each of my nurses along with 4 pictures of my colon. My husband and I laughed that they must be trying to be hospital of the year. I can say they definitely achieved making an unpleasant situation as comfortable as possible.